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  • Topics covered will include agricultural technology law, tax law developments, farm economy, trade, Farm Bill, and water law.
  • Webcast available for online attendance
  • The program is expected to run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • A full agenda will be shared on this webpage at when it is available.

Registration Information

  • $50 to register for the event as a farmer, rancher, or other member of the public.
  • $250 to register for the event and receive Continuing Education Credit.
    • CLE Credit
      • 7.0 hours of CLE credit for attorneys.
    • Other Continuing Education Credit
      • 7 hours credit for CPAs.
        • NOTE: CPAs may only receive credit for attendance in person. This webinar is not NASBA approved, so does not provide CPA credit for online attendance.
      • 1 hour credit (federal tax update) for IRS enrolled agents and other tax preparers. IRS agents may receive credit for in person or online attendance.



9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Introductions and Welcome

Roger McEowen
Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation, Washburn University School of Law


Wendee Grady
Director, Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation

9:40 a.m.

High-Tech Rednecks:  Precision Ag. Technology and Potential Legal Issues 


Joe Aker, Attorney, Cottonwood Law Group, LC, Abilene, Kansas 

Jerrod Westfahl, Co-Founder/COO AgriSync, Inc.; Of Counsel, Devine & Donley, LLC 

10:30 a.m.

Water Rights - Evaluating risks that may reduce value and usefulness


Michael K. Ramsey, Partner with Hope Mills, Collins & Ramsey, Garden City, Kansas 

11:20 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

Tax Law Update and the New Tax Bill Impacts


Roger McEowen

12:20 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Session 1: Impact of the Macroeconomic Environment on Agriculture


Brian Briggeman, Professor, Director of Arthur Capper Cooperative Center, Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics


Session 2: Farm Economy 


Dr. Allen Featherstone, Department Head and Professor, Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics

2:15 p.m. Break
2:25 p.m.

Session 1: Agricultural Trade


Amy Deen Westbrook, Kurt M. Sager Memorial Distinguished Professor of International and Commercial Law, Washburn University School of Law


Session 2: Farm Bill


Dr. Mykel Taylor, Associate Professor, Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics

3:40 p.m.

Ethical Issues Related to Risk: Understanding and Advising Clients (Approved for 1 hour CLE, including 1 hour ethics and professionalism)


Shawn Leisinger, Associate Dean for Centers and External Programs, Washburn University School of Law

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

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